Frequently Asked Questions

FUNCTION:
First, you need to decide on function. Do you require privacy or safety around a pool?
Do you want to retain your pets or prevent access to your property? Or are you interested in curb appeal? We are pleased to discuss your needs and explain the advantages of various materials.

IS THERE A MINIMUM JOB SIZE?
No we do not have any job size requirements.

DO YOU INSTALL ALL TYPES OF FENCE?
We install residential and commercial fences of all types.

SWIMMING POOLS
Depending on the city, a 4 foot high fence or higher is required around a swimming pool. Hedges, an existing 3 foot high fence, or a removable baby fence as a barrier is not accepted in Broward County.

ESTIMATES
There is never a charge for our estimates.

BUILDING CODES
The building rules and regulations vary from city to city. There are also county regulations and subdivision rules. It’s a good idea to check with your local building department and Home Owners Association regarding, codes, setbacks, heights and materials. Most of the time we will be able to help you with these questions.

SAMPLES AND BROCHURES
Any legitimate company should present product details, brochures and samples. In addition they should have pictures of work installed by them.

PERMITS
We can obtain the permit for you. This is because we are licensed and insured. We do not charge you a fee for this service but you will be responsible for whatever the city or county charges Beware of contractors telling you to get the permit! It’s because they are not licensed or possibly had problems with work in your area and the city will not allow them to secure a permit.

WHAT DO I NEED TO OBTAIN A PERMIT?
A full size copy of your survey and the Home Owners Association approval, if you have one. Each city has different paperwork that we supply to you. We submit the permit to the city.

HOW LONG DOES THE PERMIT TAKE?
Depending on the city 7- 28 days. In some cases longer. The permit has to go through the zoning, engineering, and structural department. If one of those departments finds something that needs to be corrected, it could take longer. Usually, residential permits take 2 weeks.
If we have to make extra trips to the city for you there is never an additional charge. The only charge would be a fee the city charges.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE PERMIT IS APPROVED?
First, we call you and let you know your permit is ready. Then we have your ground marked. This is called a locate ticket and notifies FPL, ATT, Comcast, etc. They go to your property and mark the ground. They will use washable paint. This usually takes 2-3 days. Then we schedule your installation.

DO I NEED A PERMIT?
Not in all cases. Every city has different rules. In most cases we can help you with this decision.

HOW LONG DOES THE INSTALLATION TAKE?
We start your job and finish it. We do not start other jobs and leave your property half completed. A usual installation of 100 feet of residential wood, chain link, aluminum, or pvc, should take only 2-3 days, weather permiting.

INSPECTIONS
After the job is completed we hang the permit on the fence. We then call in an inspection. Some cities have two inspections. We take care of this for you. We also check with the city to ensure they input the data on your property correctly.

ASK FOR REFERENCES
A well established, reputable contractor should be able to provide you with local addresses where they have performed work. Visit the sight and check the material and installation quality. Ask for reference letters.

LICENSE
We strongly suggest that you check the license status of any contractor that you deal with. Unfortunately, there are many unethical people out there with fake licenses. We recommend checking for complaints and the status of county licenses:
The Broward County Licensing Bureau – 954 765-4400
The Palm Beach County Licensing Bureau – 561 233-5530
If they have a general contractor license you can check their status and complaint history at 850-487-1395, wait for option 3